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File:Laurel & Hardy in Flying Deuces 1 edited.png|thumb|right|Stan Laurel (left) and Oliver Hardy (right) in their 1939 feature ''The Flying Deuces'' '''Laurel and Hardy''' were a comedy double act during the Cinema of the United States#Rise of Hollywood|early Classical Hollywood cinema|Classical Hollywood era of Cinema of the United States|American cinema. The team was composed of thin Englishman, Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and heavyset American, Oliver Hardy (1892–1957). They became well known during the late 1920s through the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy.[ "Laurel and Hardy."] ''Britannica Online Encyclopedia.'' Retrieved: June 12, 2011. The duo's signature tune, which is known variously as "The Cuckoo Song", "Ku-Ku" or "The Dance of the Cuckoos", played...